WINNING IS IN THE AIR Tony Stewart Racing's McMahan Seeks Second Season Victory In Missouri, Kansas World of Outlaws Sprint Series Action INDIANAPOLIS (June 18, 2007) -- Tony Stewart Racing's (TSR) Paul McMahan has tasted victory in recent ...
WINNING IS IN THE AIR
Tony Stewart Racing's McMahan Seeks Second Season Victory In Missouri, Kansas World of Outlaws Sprint Series Action
INDIANAPOLIS (June 18, 2007) -- Tony Stewart Racing's (TSR) Paul McMahan has tasted victory in recent weeks. He's also been close enough to touch it, just to see it fall out of reach. This week in World of Outlaws (WoO) Sprint Series action, he'll be looking to not only taste it and touch it, but to enjoy the spoils of victory once again.
With a stop at the Missouri State Fair Speedway on tap for Wednesday, McMahan will be gunning to put the No. 20 TSR/Bass Pro Shops/Eagle back in victory lane. The team will head to Dodge City Raceway Park in Kansas for a WoO Sprint Series doubleheader on Friday and Saturday.
As a prelude to Wednesday night's race, McMahan will participate in the 10th Annual Michael Ross Memorial Foundation (MRMF) Golf Tournament. All proceeds from the race will benefit the MRMF, which supports the Bay Cliff Health Camp for Kids in Big Bay, Mich.
McMahan's last appearance at the half-mile Missouri State Fair Speedway on June 21, 2006, saw him earn a 12th-place finish. Jason Sides won the A-main, which was dedicated to the late Fred Brownfield, founder of the National Sprint Tour Series.
The No. 20 TSR/Bass Pro Shops/Eagle team had two solid performances at Dodge City Raceway Park in 2006, as McMahan earned a fifth-place finish and a sixth-place finish in the National Sprint Tour Series' A-mains on June 19 and 20. The WoO Sprint Series' last appearance in Dodge City saw Joey Saldana take the win on July 1, 2006.
In 31 starts this season, McMahan has earned one victory, three fast time awards, seven top-five finishes and 15 top-10s in WoO Sprint Series competition. He is ranked eighth in the WoO championship standings with 4,093 points. He trails series leader Schatz by 459 points and is only 168 points out of the top-five.
Paul McMahan, driver of the No. 20 TSR/Bass Pro Shops/Eagle:
You have participated in the MRMF Golf Tourney for several years. Are you looking forward to spending some time off the track as well as on it?
"When we race in Sedalia, we know that we're going to have a chance to take a day and help raise money for a great charity, the Michael Ross Memorial Foundation. It's an event that my son, Brayden, and I have participated in for several years. We both like to golf. Brayden's pretty good and it's cool to get to spend some time with him. My wife, Jan, will take our daughter, Kylie, out for the day, so it's a good day to spend some family time with everyone. I also enjoy racing at the Missouri State Fair Speedway. It's a big, wide track that usually gives us a chance to put on a good show for the fans. We've won on a half-mile this year and I think we're going to have a good shot at putting the Bass Pro Shops car in the winner's circle on Wednesday."
You had two solid runs at Dodge City Raceway Park in 2006. Are you looking forward to returning to the facility with the WoO Sprint Series this year?
"Last year's NST event was a good one for us. We were able to put down a good effort both nights. I think that this year's event will be pretty similar for us. We've been able to build some momentum in the past few weeks and I think we could capitalize on it again this weekend. We'd like to get another mark in the win column sooner rather than later, and Dodge City would be a great place to do so."